How well do you know the memorable Gorn episode of Star Trek?

Enter the "Arena" and take on this quiz!

The original Star Trek series was philosophical, strange, deadly serious and wonderfully wacky – sometimes all in the same episode! One of those episodes is the first season outing “Arena.” It has since become a legendary entry in the franchise for its reptilian villain – the Gorn. Though immensely strong, the green, glitter-eyed monster doesn’t exactly move at warp speed.

How well do you remember this iconic space adventure? Test your might, at least when it comes to Star Trek details, in this “Arena” episode quiz!

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  1. Why is McCoy looking forward to seeing Commodore Travers on Cestus III at the very beginning of the episode?
  2. What do Kirk and his crew immediately find out when they beam down to Cestus III?
  3. Fans know the color of this crew member’s shirt is a telltale sign he won’t last long. What happens to him?
  4. When the Enterprise comes under attack, what drastic move does Sulu take to protect the ship?
  5. What dangerous speed does Kirk demand in order to catch the alien ship they are chasing?
  6. What happens to both the Enterprise and the alien ship it was chasing?
  7. The Enterprise receives a message from beings calling themselves…
  8. The Gorn that Kirk fights is…
  9. What valuable substance does Kirk find in abundance while looking for a weapon?
  10. How does Kirk first attempt to kill the Gorn?
  11. What is the white substance Kirk uses to make a weapon?
  12. What “advanced trait” did the Metrons see in Kirk that impressed them?

How well do you know the memorable Gorn episode of Star Trek?

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TimRoof 1 day ago
12/12 But I found the questions harder than I thought, very specific, and not something I tend to keep in my memory.
BillyMeTV 1 day ago
William Shatner - Oldest Man in Space!
Chris 3 days ago
This was an easy one.......of course, it's on all the time!!!!!!!
Zip 3 days ago
5/12
I guess it wasn't very memorable to me. All I remember is the reptile guy and the boulder.
audie65 3 days ago
Which episode of Star Trek was Paulaz on? I would remember that one!
Pastorgman 3 days ago
12/12, I guess I’m a Trekkie! Beam Me Up!
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RichLorn Paulaz 3 days ago
You're out of uniform Yeoman Paulaz!
Mac2Nite 4 days ago
12/12... I grew up on Star Trek when it first aired 😉😊
djw1120 4 days ago
Pretty easy, but 11 out of 12.
I got number 5 wrong.
I thought Kirk was tryig to go to Warp 10 - but then again, I shoud have known that that is a theoretical imposibility.
But, then again, Tom Paris did go to Warp 10 in Voyager and look what it did to him and Janeway.
ELEANOR djw1120 3 days ago
It's much more satisfying to say WARP EIGHT.
TSeym22 5 days ago
12/12 Seen this episode a ton!
Bobbo TSeym22 5 days ago
Same here! :D
StevenMaines9680 5 days ago
You got 12 out of 12

Yes, I'm a Star Trek nerd.
kb7rky 5 days ago
I've been to Vasquez Rocks, near Agua Dolce, CA. Every Trek Fan should visit there at least once, and read the kiosk. There have been so many other TV Shows and movies filmed there, but the place is best remembered as the Star Trek site.
JohnGrant 5 days ago
Even tho the original Trek used ridiculous sets and costumes its still the best.
kevopilis 5 days ago
12 for 12, this was a quiz? The Gorn rules. I read somewhere that Shatner had an accident filming this episode where one of the explosions he was dodging caused him some hearing problems. This episode
is in my top 5. "Captain Kirk...... this is your opponent earthling"
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